FSM National Government

Department of Environment, Climate Change & Emergency Management

Mission Statement

     Recognizing the critical importance of the FSM’s natural environment to the health and prosperity of this and future generations of Micronesians, this Department shall support the protection of the Nation’s environment from natural and man-made threats to ensure the sustainable development of its natural resources.

 SG1. STRATEGIC GOALS….. Office of the Secretary is responsible to monitor, guide, supervise and provide policy direction, logistics and administrative support to the Divisions and liaise with other offices and angencies of the government.

                         1.1. OBJECTIVES-To serve as a technical arm to the President on all matters relating to emergency, environment and sustainable development and climate change.

                         1.1.1.. ACTIVITIES.-Administer the daily operation and activities of and within the office.

                         1.1.1.1. OUTPUTS-Four (4) quarterly activity reports.

                         1.1.1.2. OUTPUTS-Turn around time no more than 7 working days to receipt of any requests from department, office, agency counterpart or partner from the states.

                         1.1.2. AC. I ACTIVITIES-To attend regional and international emergency, climate change and environment conferences that the FSM National Government is a member of; and to travel to the states to meet with counterparts and partners on DECEM matters.

                          1.1.2.1. OUTPUTS- Regional Conference- Disaster Risk Management and Climate Change High Level Annual Meeting-Suva, Fiji.

                          1.1.3. ACTIVITIES-Coordinate the preparation of the annual budget and quarterly performance and financial reposts.

                          1.1.3.1. OUTPUTS-One (1) annual budget and four (4) performance and financial reports.

  SG2.. STRATEGIC GOALS- To support the protection, conservation and management of the Nation’s environment and achieve sustainable development; and facilitate support to the states on the implementation of the FSM Strategic Development Plan and increase resources(internal and external)

                         2.1.. OBJECTIVES-Facilitate formulation and implementation of environment policies, plans and legislations at national and state levels with technical assistance to address protection, conservation and management of the environment.

                         2.1.1.. ACTIVITIES-Formulation and implementation of policies, plans and legislations thorugh cooperation with the State governments

                         2.1.1.1. OUTPUTS- Ensure that the Kigali Amendment policies are developed and activities are carried out at state level

                         2.1.1.2. OUTPUTS- Ensure that waste management is addressed at state level to include both land based and marine waste covering marine plastics

                         2.1.1.3. OUTPUTS-Amended environment policies and legislation and Environment Impact Assessment (EIA) guidelines in place in each of the states.

                          2.1.2. ACTIVITIES-Build States capacity in improving environment quality through training, workshops and technical advice.

                          2.1.2.1. OUTPUTS- At least two(2) staff per State trained in chemicals handling and waste management; at least one (1) staff per State trained in climate change negotiations.

                          2.1.2.2. OUTPUTS-Public awareness raised through different media on the issues covered in the training workshops.

                          2.2. OBJECTIVES-Resources mobilized in support of environment protection, conservation and management.

                          2.2.1. ACTIVITIES-Building partnerships by negotiating with international, regional and national entities to support national and state efforts.

                          2.2.1.1. OUTPUTS-Participation in Global Environment Facility (GEF) Projects formulated and initiated; GEF enabling activities formulated.

                           2.2.1.2. OUTPUTS-Actively collaborate with the States counterparts on Green Climate Fund project interventions and ensure that GEF5 and GEF6 are implemented in all the four (4) states.

                           2.2.1.3. OUTPUTS-JNAP implementation in all the four(4) states.

                           2.2.1.4. OUTPUTS-DECEM and States actively engaged in multilateral and bilateral negotiation processes.

SG3. STRATEGIC GOALS- Aim to reduce socio-economic vulnerabilities to disaster and deal with the environmental and other hazards that rigger them; save lives, minimize damage to properties and the natural environment.

                           3.1. OBJECTIVES-To continuously provide effective emergency preparedness, mitigation, response and recovery assistance to the

                                                 national and state governments.

                           3.1.1.. ACTIVITIES- To continuously improve and update processes, methodologies, standards, manuals, policies/procedures, laws/regulations and plans.

                           3.1.1.1.. OUTPUTS-Test the FSM National Disaster Response Plan.

                           3.1.1.2. OUTPUTS-Fully Implemented Logistics Plan for National and State.

                           3.1.1.3. OUTPUTS-Develop and implement a Recovery Response Plan. Benchmarking will be done with similar countries (RMI and Palau) to use a baseline. Technical assistance will be provided by in-country partners and other international partners

                           3.1.1.4. OUTPUTS- Provide assistance to the states to develop and implement their Recovery Response Plan. Technical assistance will be provided by our in-country partners and other International partners.

                           3.1.1.5. OUTPUTS-Provide assistane to the states to implement their Joint State Action Plans (JSAPs). The JSAPs are the implementing plans of the FSM DRM & CCA policy.

                           3.1.1.6. OUTPUTS..Implement the skills learned from seminars, workshop, trainings and conferences. (e.g DRR, EOC trainings)

                           3.1.1.7. OUTPUTS..Implement the skills learned from seminars, workshop, trainings and conferences. (e.g DRR, EOC trainings)

                           3.1.1.8. OUTPUTS..Implement the initial Damage Assessment (IDA) Form at the National, State and Municipal level and with relevant agencies (e.g NG0s)

                           3.1.1.9. OUTPUTS..Standardized IDA Form – Fully Implemented in YAP and Kosrae by late 2017, ongoing in Pohnpei and Chuuk for 2019.

                           3.1.1.9a. OUTPUTS-Update policies/Procedures and Laws/Regulation to mmet current International and Regional Frameworks in Disaster Risk                                                    Management (DRM).

                           3.2. OBJECTIVES-Updated Disaster Relief Assistance Act of 1989 – Ongoing 2019

                           3.2.1. ACTIVITIES-To continue enhancing professional capacity in preparedness, mitigation, response and recovery trainings to attain high standards of staff competencies.

                           3.2.1.1. OUTPUTS-To strengthen the staffs knowledge, skills and expertise through training and development. Research and schedule training and development opportunities for staff.

                           3.2.1.2. OUTPUTS-Support the attendance in seminars and trainings sponsored by International Partners (UNOCHA, IOM, SPC, PRiMO, PHP,   SOPAC, SPREP, NOM, PPDRM, etc.)

                           3.2.1.3. OUTPUTS-Conduct tabletop exercises of Response Plan SOPs with national government departments, state DCOs and relevant  agencies at the National and State level to test the effectiveness of the plan.

                           3.2.1.4. OUTPUTS-To evaluate the performance of the staff and identify training needs.

                           3.2.1.5. OUTPUTS- To enhance the professional capacity of the staff.

                           3.2.1.6. OUTPUTS- To enhance the Emergency Operation Center (EOC) management skills.

                           3.2.1.7. OUTPUTS- To ensue that all key responders in the the five (5) governments are properly trained in their areas.

                           3.2.1.8. OUTPUTS- To ensure that the staff attends pre-disaster and post-disaster trainings.

                           3.2.1.9. OUTPUTS- All assessors at the National, State and Municipal level are properly trained to understand their roles and responsibilites.

                           3.3 OBJECTIVES- To strengthen the Emergency Operation Center (EOC) to be fully equipped during and after a disaster.

                           3.3.1 ACTIVITIES-To strengthen the E0Cs at the National and State Governments.

                           3.3.1.1. OUTPUTS-To install a RIC Satellite at the National EOC to provide secondary communication options.

                           3.3.1.1 a. OUTPUTS Installed RIC Satellite – Ongoing 2019

                           3.3.1.1.2. OUTPUTS- Standardize the National and State E0Cs to be on the “ready” mode.

                           3.3.1.1.3. OUTPUTS-To maintain the EOC vehicle in good condition and well fueled to be on the ready mode.

                           3.3.1.1.3 a. OUTPUTS Well maintained EOC Vehicle – Ongoing 2019

                           3.3.1.1.2 OBJECTIVES- To increase the public knowledge on Disaster Risk Reduction.

                           3.3.1.1.3. ACIIVITIES- To increase public awareness and outreach efforts at the National and State Governments and municipalities and strengthen the relationship with International, Regional and in-country partners.

                           3.4.1.1.1. OUTPUTS-Develop and implement outreach program to promote public awareness on Disas Risk Reduction.

                           3.4.2.1.1 a. OUTPUTS-Implemented educational awareness at the National, State and Municipality offices on DRR – Ongoing 2019

                           3.4.3.1.1.1 b. OUTPUTS- Implemented Outreach Programs in the communities on the main islands and outer islands – Did the first outer island visit for the state of Yap late 2017. Ongoing 2019.

                           3.4.4.1.2. OUTPUTS- Work with IOM/USAID and Micronesian Red Cross Society(MRCS) in the recovery and reconstruction efforts and other related activities.

                           3.4.1.2a. OUTPUTS-Implemented PREPARE & CADRE Program – Ongoing 2019

                           3.4.1.3. OUTPUTS-Participate in the International Day for Disaster Reduction (IDDR) at the National and State level.

                           3.4.1.3a. OUTPUTS-Implemented IDDR – Celebrated IDDR in all 4 states ongoing 2019

                           3.4.1.4. OUTPUTS-Strengthen the relationship with International, Regional and In-Country partners.

                           3.4.1.4a. OUTPUTS-Improved data sharing on lessons learned – Ongoing 2019

                           3.4.1.4a. OUTPUTS-Improved Networking – Ongoing 2019

                           3.4.1.5. OUTPUTS-Support the State Joint Risk Management Networks through the sharing of information and resources to improve  networking between States, National, NGOs and other related entities.

                           3.5. OBJECTIVES-To ensure that we have a contingency plan during and after a disaster.

                           3.5.1. ACTIVITIES-To develop a supplemental assistance fund during an initial response phase of a disaster and DECEM has available funds  that they can use without an executive order.

                           3.5.1.1. OUTPUTS-Have some small funds set aside that will breadily available for use during initial responses-ongoing dicussion in 2019

                           3.5.1.1a OUTPUTS-Available Funds for Initial Response – Ongoing 2019

                           3.5.1.2. OUTPUTS-To have funds to send in other DCOs to help the affected state during a disaster.

                           3.5.1.2a. OUTPUTS-Available Funds for DCOs to travel to other states during a disaster – Ongoing 2019.

SG4. STRATEGIC GOALS-To support and advocate the Nationwide Disaster Risk Management and Climate Change Policy which is to proactively integrate and manage climate related hazards by investing in climate change adaptation and greenhouse gas emissions reduction in the pursuit of a safe, resilient and sustainable future.

                           4.1 OBJECTIVE-Facilitate integration and implementation of climate change into sector policies, plans and legislations at national and state  levels with technical assistance to address adaptation and greenhouse gas reduction measures

                           4.1.1. ACTIVITIES- Integration and implementation of climate change into policies, plans and legislations through placement of technical experts/volunteers in the states

                           4.1.1.1. OUTPUTS- Joint State Action Plan on Disaster Risk Management and Climate Change implemented in all the States through the Green Climate Fund

                           4.1.1.2. OUTPUTS- Climate Change mainstreamed into other sector plans and policies

                           4.1.2. ACTIVITIES- Build States capacity to enable them to address climate change related hazards through training workshops and technical advice

                           4.1.2.1. OUTPUTS-Public awareness raised through different media on the issues covered in the training workshops

                           4.2. OBJECTIVES- Resources mobilized in support of climate change mainstreaming into sectors

                           4.2.1. ACTIVITIES-Building partnerships by negotiating with international, regional, and national entities to support national and state efforts

                           4.2.1.1. OUTPUTS- Actively collaborate with the counterparts on Green Climate Fund project interventions; Adapation Fund and GEF Funding Facilities to support adaptation and mitigation actions

                           4.2.1.2. OUTPUTS- Ensure the successful implementation of the FSM Adaptation Fund Project at state level

                           4.2.1.3. OUTPUTS- JSAP implementation in all the four states

                           4.2.1.4. OUTPUTS- DECEM and States actively engaged in multilateral and bilateral negotiation processes

                           4.2.1.5. OUTPUTS- Ensure the implementation of the Paris Agreement and FSM’s NDC at State Level